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CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
chu of "washington journal." in a few moments on the communicators from a look at how hurricane sandy effective emergency communications. in 40 minutes, it chief justice john roberts on the supreme court and constitutional law. and while looking at china's political and economic and military power, and another on the situation in syria. >> one of the major effects on hurricane sandy was on telecommunications. that is our topic today on "the communicators." christopher guttman-mccabe is our guest today. mr. christopher guttman-mccabe, overall, what was the effect of hurricane sandy on your organization, verizon, sprint, at&t and etc. >> guest: thank you. i wouldn't mind taking a step back and providing a little perspective on this storm and the impact it had. mayor bloomberg said that the damage was unprecedented. but it may be the worst storm that the city has ever faced. and the previous title search, it was 14 feet. governor chris christie said the damage was unthinkable. we have buyers. we had hurricane force winds. we had massive flooding and if you look at that in the flooding of
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 8:30pm EST
sandy and telecommunications. >> guest: yes. i think the public notice issued struck the right tone and asked all the right questions. it is an opportunity to take a look at our world which has networks in many locations. we have to remember that in a lot of rural areas, you have one network, not four or five networks. there's a whrot of opportunities here. there's a lot of good work going on, but at the same time, there's also a lot of liability and concern rm -- concern. a lot of people's lives are dependent on this. this is not a luxury anymore, and, particularly, we're shifting emergency response stuff over from television and radio. we're now including texting in that and internet messages and if we're going to build a future on powerful networks that are capable of doing so much more than the old networks, we have to acknowledge that, you know, the time has come to have some basic principles in place, some basic safeguards so that when the prices hit, people know what to do and they are able to do it. >> host: herald feld, this is "the communicators" on c-span, and up next, re
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